A unique fundraising effort for the Medal of Honor Museum in Chattanooga
Authors Brad Quinlin and Dick Ransom donated the rights and money raised from sales for two recent books to the Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga.
You can find the book here.
Brad Quinlin is an historian and author from Georgia.
He's written 15 books.
"I've spent 32 years researching American Civil War. I fell in love with it on my first visit to Chickamauga Battlefield," Brad Quinlin said.
Brad says his love for military history started at home.
"i love my father very much," Mr. Quinlin said. "He was a World War II vet, combat wounded, but he never talked about his story."
His father passed away in 1984.
After his father's death Brad found medals, a Purple Heart, and much more.
He went on a mission to find his father's story..
He did some research and sent out forty-one letters to men he thought may have served with his father. He got several back with no information.
"Then the letter of a lifetime," Mr. Quinlin said. "Louis Dominguez was my dad's platoon sergeant. He wrote me a twenty-three page letter.
Brad's father was badly injured.
The letter said Louis was also hurt, but dragged Brad's father to safety.
"When we returned to the position days later we found the remains of William Shockley next to the Browning Automatic Rifle," Mr. Quinlin said about the letter he received. "He saved our lives. William Shockley was awarded the Medal of Honor for action that day."
So now Brad and his co-author are giving the money from these books to honor all who have received the Medal of Honor.
The new book is titled "Our Brethren Are On The Field."
"Taking you to Chattanooga," Mr. Quinlin said. "The battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga."
Brad says he's doing this because of his father and the man who saved his father's life.
"I'm here because of what William Shockley did that day," Mr. Quinlin said. "I am here, and I want to earn the journey in that aspect. In some way i want to honor what he gave me that day."